• 4 killed in South Carolina plane crash from Indiana

    WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A former top racecar driver was among four Indiana men who died in a plane crash while traveling to the Notre Dame-Clemson football game.

  • Golf course to get makeover before next year’s Travelers

    CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — TPC River Highlands, the site of the annual Travelers Championship golf tournament, is getting a makeover.

  • Bangladeshi security officers examine the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. (AP Photo/Ripon Islam)

    Bangladesh police say unidentified gunmen kill Japanese man

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Japanese officials said Sunday that they were investigating the fatal shooting of a Japanese citizen in Bangladesh as a possible terrorist attack after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killing.

    Updated: 10:12 pm

  • Skies begin to darken as Hurricane Joaquin passes through the region, seen from Nassau, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

    Fate of cargo ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin unknown

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — An intensive, dawn-to-dark search Saturday turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.

    Updated: 9:38 pm

  • The financial skyline is seen through a thick haze, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Singapore. The haze is caused by the burning of forests in Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Thickening haze in Singapore disrupts World Cup swim races

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Worsening smog in Singapore prompted swimming World Cup organizers to cancel 15 finals races just an hour before the session was to start.

  • Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his partner Eduard, surname not given, leave a restaurant after a press conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter drives his car into the garage of the FIFA headquarters on his way to work in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Blatter was questioned by Swiss investigators on Friday about why FIFA paid 2 million Swiss francs (about $2 million) to UEFA President Michel Platini in 2011 for work supposedly carried out at least nine years earlier. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Adidas, Kia decline to call for immediate Blatter exit

    ZURICH (AP) — Clinging to power after rebuffing resignation demands, Sepp Blatter received some respite Saturday when two sponsors declined to join four other FIFA corporate backers in demanding the president of world soccer’s governing body goes before the emergency election in February.

  • This image made from footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, shows another attack made from a fighter jet in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry says its aircraft have carried out 18 sorties in Syria in the past 24 hours, including 10 overnight in which seven sites were bombed. The annotations on the image were made by the source and indicate the center of the target, and its direction, yellow. (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

    Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past days.

  • Exile Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he exits the Kangra Airport in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The Dalai Lama has assured his followers that he is in excellent health upon his return to the Tibetan government-in-exile's headquarters in northern India. The Tibetan leader's assurances came days after doctors at the Mayo Clinic instructed him to rest. He later canceled his October appearances in the United States. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Dalai Lama assures followers about health on return to India

    DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama has assured his followers that he is in excellent health upon his return Saturday to the Tibetan government-in-exile’s headquarters in northern India.

  • West Bank clashes as Israel searches for Palestinian gunmen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem’s Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.